Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship at BMW Group

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At the BMW Group we make exceptional cars and motorcycles, such as the i8 which are redefining our industry. We have outstanding factories containing the very latest production technology. Our world-wide sales have more than doubled in the last fifteen years. In a world of financial instability we are sustainably profitable.

Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

BMW offers an enhanced apprenticeship in comparison to others in industry. The four year programme is designed to enable you to experience different aspects of Engineering and production technology including: hand-skills, machining, fluid power, electronics, welding, robotics, control systems and many more. You will then select to specialise for the remainder of the course in your ‘home’ department.

Our advisors are always available to provide individual support and guidance, enabling you to customise training to suit your skills.

In your first year you will undertake practical training to qualify you with Employers Units of Competence (L2 engineering) supported by a BTEC national certificate. Following this you will take on a level 3 NVQ competency based qualification all of which are based on engineering and maintenance systems in the business. You could have the potential to move onto the Higher National Certificate (HNC) at level 4 in engineering subject to YOUR performance and attitude.

There are three distinct areas within the MINI Plant; Body in White, Assembly and Paint. All three areas require different skill-sets and you will get the chance to work in all of them.

Training consist of the study of modern state of the art automotive production technology, as well as the latest innovations in manufacturing techniques. This includes: robot maintenance and programming, cutting and welding using laser technology. Our core engineering training covers electronics, pneumatics, electrical, plc’s, hydraulics, welding, milling, turning, basic hand skills as well as general mechanical engineering. This training takes place in our modern onsite apprentice academy.

The technical and maintenance teams you will be working with at Plant Oxford are responsible for the rapid detection, rectification and prevention of faults within our manufacturing facilities. They also control the operation, programming and maintenance of our automated production equipment. Your final goal will be to become a productive members of these elite teams.

You will need to be enthusiastic and well-disciplined as our apprenticeship is heavily focused on attitude and behaviour. In addition, you need to exhibit initiative, be reliable and conscientious. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to think logically and to work both independently and as part of a team.

Qualifications and Skills:

Personal development within the BMW Group never stops! This begins with vocational courses and continues with selective training throughout your career.

A BMW Apprenticeship offers multiple career choices and enables you to make the most of your abilities.

Qualifications required for Apprenticeship:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’S Grade C or above including Maths and English at Grade 6 or above.
  • A technology related subject or a BTEC level 3 (60 credits plus) or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Technology discipline would be advantageous but is not essential.

Career Opportunities:

Your career with BMW Group will be designed to meet individual aspirations and the business needs of an internationally recognised company. You start on a business awareness programme followed by career objective training in the relevant departments.

  • Technical and Maintenance support to Body in White (BIW), Paint and Assembly operations.
  • A maintenance role within highly automated production facilities.

A bespoke technical role within the highly skilled and elite laboratory team.

Rate of Pay:

A competitive salary enhanced annually depending on individual progress and performance starting at circa £12,500 per annum rising to over £24,000 over the programme.

Immediate eligibility for company car scheme, plus other benefits.

Working Hours:

37 hour working week, start and finish times will vary according to work based placements and college hours.

How to apply

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